Kellie’s Simple Penne with Pepperoni & Cheese

  • 543
  • 21g
    Total Fat
  • 62g
    Total Carbohydrate
  • 24g
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Ingredients for 6 people
  • 1 box Barilla® Pronto® Penne
  • 1 ½ cups cold water
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup pepperoni, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup Pecorino cheese, grated
  • 5 basil leaves torn
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. 1
    Pour the whole box of pasta into a large skillet (approximately 12 inches in diameter).  Pour 1 1/2 cups of cold water and chicken broth into the pan, ensuring that the liquid covers the pasta.  Add onion.
  2. 2
    Turn on the burner to high, then set your timer for 10 minutes. Optional: add about 1/2 teaspoon of salt to taste.
  3. 3
    Cook on high, stirring regularly, until most of the water is absorbed, about 10 minutes but may vary by stove.
  4. 4
    When pasta is almost done, add pepperoni and garlic; gently cook through. Remove from heat and stir in cheese and basil. Serve immediately.

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